Being a Student in Newcastle

  • River Tyne photo
  • Grey Street
  • Bamburgh Castle
  • St James Park
  • Theatre Royal
  • Students celebrating at a party

Regularly described as one of the top ten party cities of the world Newcastle is consistently voted one of the best student cities in the UK as well as being the cosmopolitan capital of the North East. With two top rated universities over 50,000 students choose to study in Newcastle every year from all over the UK and around the world. Renowned for its thriving nightlife, Newcastle boasts a vast array of restaurants, bistros, bars and clubs... What more do you want as a student?! 


There is so much more to Newcastle than just its party reputation with other fun activities from the countryside to the coast all within a 20 minute journey from your door step. With our beautiful coastline, clean beaches, gorgeous countryside and world heritage sites, such as Hadrian’s Wall, Durham Cathedral and Alnwick Castle there is so much to do and see! Whether you’re a theatre, cinema or music lover you are well catered for with Newcastle’s Theatre Royal, Metro Radio Arena, the O2 Academy and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary art.


Newcastle also boasts some of the biggest shopping names on the high street with great shopping facilities in Intu Eldon Square and the Intu Metrocentre - you’ll be spoilt for choice! Let’s not forget about our football club, Newcastle loves football! Our United Football club still remains in its original site in the heart of the city which has dominated our skyline for over a century. 


Visit our Residential Areas page for more information on the most popular student areas for Newcastle student accommodation!